Lectors

A Special Invitation from our Lector Coordinator, Cliff Wilson


Lectors are Ministers of the Word of the Lord. Our role is to proclaim the Word with sincerity, conviction, and a passion that rouses the faith and spirituality of all who hear us. Lectors are fully initiated, practicing Catholics whose lives witness to the Word that they proclaim. Prospective Lectors must undergo a training period before they will be allowed to read at Mass.

If you are dedicated to enriching your knowledge of Scripture and feel inspired to proclaim to the Assembly, come join our ministry.

Learn more about lector responsibilities on the USCCB site.

Coordinator
Cliff Wilson (213) 215-3684

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Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Volunteers have the desire to witness the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion). Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one Mass per month.

Learn more about Eucharistic Ministers on the USCCB site.

Coordinator
Dieula Dunn (323) 525-1996

Ushers

Ushers play a vital role at Mass. Our friendliness and courtesy set the stage for an enriching and joyful Mass experience. Ushers are more than people who hand out the bulletins at the door and collect donations during Mass. We are the Welcoming Committee that treats the parishioners warmly and with respect, so they are inspired to fully appreciate the Word and the Eucharist. If you are friendly, enjoy talking to and assisting people, are devoted to the Lord and come to Mass regularly, please join us. Be a part of our ministry as we promote camaraderie among our fellow parishioners and strive to grow spiritually through the grace of God.

Coordinator
Cliff Wilson (213) 215-3684

Sacristans

Sacristans serve the church with special duties and responsibilities at each Mass and, under the direction of the clergy, undertake the overall preparation of liturgical seasonal celebrations. The sacristan works graciously and lovingly behind the scenes to make sure the church furnishings, liturgical vessels and decorative objects are kept in good condition, and to ensure that the things necessary for worship, such as the hosts, duly authorized wine, proper cloths, incense and coals are always available. Sacristans meet once a month to learn more about the essentials of being a good sacristan so they may implement what is learned by serving the community with a heartfelt respect for the Body and Blood of Christ.

Coordinator
Patty Wilson (323) 376-2228
Martha Urrutia (323) 243-2770

Altar Servers

The Mass is God’s banquet and Altar Servers have the sacred task of serving at the head table. All altar servers are Catholic men, women, boys and girls. Their mission is to assist the priest, the celebrant of this great feast. They are responsible for the Holy Cross, the Blessed Candles and Incense. They learn the names and functions of all the items on the Lord’s table – the Chalice, Paten, Purificator, Corporal and Pall. They understand their liturgical functions and receive the Eucharist whenever they participate in the liturgy.

Coordinators
Sonya Peña

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